Video Captures Delta Air Lines Engine Failing Mid-Flight Before Emergency Landing

(TMU) — A video captured on a Delta flight flying from Atlanta to Baltimore-Washington International Airport shows a horrifying sight no passenger would want to see mid-flight from the comfort of their window seat.

Filmed by Logan Webb and later posted to Twitter, the footage shows an engine with what seems to be its spinner fully disconnected and bouncing around the inlet as a menacing amber glow radiates from inside the still-rotating shaft.

Flight 1425 was a 32-year-old (McDonnell Douglas) MD-88 with its engines fastened to the fuselage near the tail, according to ABC News.

A loud booming sound was heard by passengers about an hour into the flight.

“After we heard the boom, we just saw all this smoke come up into the cabin and that’s when we really started freaking out. … It started slowing down a little bit and it was getting hot. The air cut off,” passenger Avery Porch told WMAR-TV. “I was about to be the first person to jump off.”

The plane safely made an emergency landing in Raleigh, North Carolina as fire and rescue units waited on the tarmac. No injuries were reported.

Passengers received a $30 food voucher from Delta for their inconvenience.

By S.M. Gibson | Creative Commons |

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